Interview with Anamorphic 3D street artist Odeith about his ‘Running Dog’

Odeith began using the spray can back in the 80’s, and has evolved his style into the one we know and love today, by creating an optical illusion effect through his spray painting skills. Odeith paints on more than one surface, creating objects to float and viewed from a specific angle, with any camera, the illusion pops out. This is known as anamorphic art and Odeith was the pioneer!

Recently Odeith has been busy creating a short stop motion film and surprised us all with his ‘Running Dog!’ using his same technique with only spray cans on board Odeith produced something really cool… bringing his anamorphic art to life!

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GraffitiStreet chatted with Odeith to find out how it all came about. Check out our interview with Odeith… Dream the impossible do the incredible.

“Dream the impossible do the incredible!! Probably one of the craziest things I ever painted. Not because the complexity of the painting but really difficult to set all frames on the same place.. with no projector or any other tool” Odeith

GraffitiStreet

You've shown a special interest in perspective and shading and your murals stand out for their realism and technique, tricking the eye! Is this an evolution of your style?

Odeith

I don’t think so, because I always loved 3D and realistic stuff.

GraffitiStreet

Where did the idea stem from to create a stop motion?

Odeith

Sometimes you are thinking about something and one day you make it… and you don’t even know if it will work!!

GraffitiStreet

Would you describe the planning that went into the execution of this project?

Odeith

It was really hard, I failed two times, than finally I found a way to do it… I prefer not to go into details because it’s always good to create some suspense…

GraffitiStreet

You must need patience and clear guidance for such a project. How many times did you have to paint the dog and how many frames did it take to complete the cycle of the dog running?

Odeith

16 times, 16 frames!

GraffitiStreet

This is something very different to what we've seen from Odeith. You are constantly evolving your technique is this important to you as an artist and to keep the passion?

Odeith

I always try to create something different, that’s one of my main goals, create something new.

GraffitiStreet

What was the most challenging aspect regarding the project for you?

Odeith

It was making the dog running extremely correct in the perfect edge, because every time I was making the next frame I couldn’t change the angle and the size of the dog, especially since I’ve made it without a projector.

GraffitiStreet

How long did the project take overall, did you give yourself a deadline?

Odeith

There was no deadline, but I had some travelling to do over the next few days, so I made it in one and a half days.

GraffitiStreet

What have you learnt from this experience?

Odeith

I don’t know if I will do it again.

Some challenges are maybe more difficult than imagined!

GraffitiStreet

You spent a long time bringing your spray dog to life... does the dog have a name?

Odeith

Yes, Sardanisco.

GraffitiStreet

Is this just the beginning? Whats next? we would love to see your realistic spiders move around!!

Odeith

Yeah, me too :)

Check out the behind the scene coverage and see for yourself Odeith’s latest ideas running away with him…Dream the impossible do the incredible…

Photo credit Odeith

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